|Rag Radio 12-15-2009 / The Politics of Water with Bill Bunch - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-The politics of water. A conversation with Bill Bunch, director of Austin's Save Our Springs Alliance. A discussion of environmental issues facing Austin and Central Texas. We are joined in the discussion by Roger Baker.
Keywords: -Bill Bunch, Thorne Dreyer, Rag Radio, Save Our Springs, Environmental Activists
|Rag Radio 2013-09-27 - Newsman Dan Rather & Environmentalist Robin Rather in First Father-Daughter Interview - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Legendary newsman Dan Rather and Austin-based environmental activist Robin Rather join Thorne Dreyer for their first-ever father-daughter interview. The lively, far-ranging -- and often funny -- session includes anecdotes about Dan’s early career in Houston, his dramatic and innovative coverage of Hurricane Carla in Galveston in 1961 that led to his hiring by CBS News, his recent blogging about Aaron Sorkin's HBO series, The Newsroom, and larger issues like the corporatization of today's news ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Dan Rather; Robin Rather; Thorne Dreyer; Dan Rather Reports; News Anchors; Environmentalists; Sustainability; Austin History; Houston History; CBS News; Save Our Springs; Hurricane Carla; Newsroom; Media Criticism; Television Journalists
|People United - February 17, 2012 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features a conversation broadcast live about strategies in environmental activism. Susana Almanza of PODER (People Organized in Defense of the Earth and her Resources), Eva Hernandez of the Sierra Club, and Robin Rather of Collective Strength (and formerly of Save Our Springs Alliance) spoke in the KOOP Studio in Austin, Texas, while Premadasi Amada of Occupy the Machine joined the conversation by telephone from Monroe, Utah.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Susana Almanza; PODER; People Organized in Defense of the Earth and her Resources; Premadasi Amada; Deep Green Resistance; Occupy the Machine; Eva Hernandez; Sierra Club; Robin Rather; Collective Strength; SOS Alliance; Save Our Springs Alliance; strategies; activism; environment; environmental; justice; education; framing; grassroots; organizing; mobilization; lobbying; litigation; direct action; civil disobedience; money; corporations; corporate; banks; credit unions; farmers markets; natural resources; pollution; coal; urban; local; global; gentrification; climate change; geography; elected representation; geographic representation; at-large system; Gentlemen's Agreement; race; ethnicity; gender; class; Austin City Council; Jennifer Kim; Sheryl Cole; Randi Shade; Kathy Tovo; Fayette Coal Plant; La Grange; Barton Creek; Barton Springs; Save Our Springs ordinance; SOS Ordinance; Occupy movement; Earth First; history; current events
|People United 2013 Oct 25 - Allan Campbell|
This episode of KOOP Radio's People United features geographer Eliot Tretter on the struggle between environmental activists and the business community in Austin, Texas, and its consequent impact on the development of the city's downtown. He spoke at MonkeyWrench Books in Austin on December 10, 2009.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Eliot Tretter; geographer; geography; urban; city; environment; environmental; environmentalist; environmentalism; ecology; development; developer; business; government; residents; activism; activists; neighborhood associations; urban growth; pro-growth; anti-growth; growth machine; arrangement; compromise; hegemony; struggle; politics; legislation; water; resources; consumption; quality of life; livability; sustainable; innovation; urban competitiveness; investment; capital accumulation; commerce; industry; technology; telecommunication; technopolis; economy; knowledge economy; creative class; urban core; urban expansion; density; downtown; transportation; poverty; affluence; rich; poor; class; homeless; homelessness; social equity; Edwards Aquifer; Barton Creek; Barton Springs; Save Our Springs ordinance; Save Our Springs Alliance; SOS; Freeport McMoRan; Austin Chamber of Commerce; Downtown Austin Alliance; Austin Resource Center of the Homeless; ARCH; Austin City Council; City of Austin; John Logan; Harvey Molotch; Richard Florida; Scott Swearingen; Edward Glaeser; David Harvey; Michael Newman; political economy; urban theory; agenda; ideology; history; current events
|People United - May 4, 2012 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features an encore presentation of KOOP Radio's Austin Mayoral Debate, moderated by Amy Smith of The Austin Chronicle and Deece Eckstein of KOOP Radio, and featuring all three candidates, libertarian activist Richard (Clay) DaFoe, incumbent Lee Leffingwell, and former City Council member and founding Save Our Springs Alliance board member Brigid Shea. They spoke at Scholz Bier Garten in Austin, Texas, on April 15, 2012, when the debate was first broadcast live on KOOP Radio...
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; community radio; 2012 Austin Mayoral Debate; Deece Eckstein; Amy Smith; Austin Chronicle; Laura Hernandez; Ken McKenzie-Grant; Andrew Dickens; Thomas Durnin; Richard Clay Dafoe; Mayor Lee Leffingwell; Brigid Shea; Austin City Council; Save Our Springs Alliance; fee waiver; tax rebate; city subsidies; development deal; development zone; developers; Marriott; Apple; Formula One race track; utility rate increase; energy rate increase; water rates; waste water rates; at-large system; single-member district; geographic representation; affordable housing; housing costs; housing prices; housing bonds; bond money; bond revenue; tax revenue; debt; fiscal solvency; environment; transportation; quality of life; Paul Robbins; environmental activism; environmental organizations; civic organizations; Democratic clubs; Austin Police Department; APD; Austin Police Association; race; people of color; minorities; Austin politics; city politics; municipal politics; current events
|People United 2013 Apr 19 - Allan Campbell|
This episode of KOOP Radio's People United features a conversation with activists Susana Almanza and Daniel Llanes about the struggles of PODER (People Organized in Defense of the Earth and her Resources) on behalf of environmental justice in East Austin and, more specifically, about the meaning of the Holly Street Power Plant's closure. They spoke at the KOOP Studio on April 2, 2013.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Susana Almanza; Daniel Llanes; People Organized in Defense of the Earth and her Resources; PODER; Sylvia Herrera; Raul Alvarez; Gus Garcia; Austin City Council; Save Our Springs Alliance; SOS Alliance; The Sierra Club; Austin Parks Foundation; Austin Parks and Recreation; environment; polluters; carbon footprint; environmental racism; environmental justice; Title VI; Title Six; Title 6; Civil Rights Act; East Austin; Master Plan; racism; race; ethnicity; white; minority; minorities; people of color; communities of color; black; African American; Chicano; Mexican American; Latino; Hispanic; mestizo; American Indian; Native American; indigenous; displacement; land; capital; capitalism; class; low income; poor; rich; affluent; real estate; developer; gentrification; affordable housing; intersectionality; International Workers Day; May Day; Earth Day; Colorado River; Roy Guerrero Colorado River Park; Guerrero Park; Colorado Park; Lady Bird Lake; Town Lake; Holly Street Power Station; Holly Street Power Plant; Holly Power Plant; Holly Street Power Plant Closure Committee; closure; decommission; Tank Farm; Big Oil; oil companies; Browning Ferris Industries; BFI; recycling plant; Pure Casting; grassroots; activism; history; current events
|People United 2013 May 10 - Allan Campbell|
This episode of KOOP Radio's People United features a conversation with geographer Eliot Tretter about his research on Austin, Texas, in addition to his intellectual trajectory and his activism. He spoke at the KOOP Studio on May 5, 2013.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Eliot Tretter; Eliot M Tretter; geographer; geography; urban; development; interdisciplinary; studies; environmental; University of Texas at Austin; University of Calgary; Clark University; John Hopkins University; Texas A & M University; College Station; Glasgow; Scotland; Great Britain; United Kingdom; Labor; Conservative; Margaret Thatcher; Democrat; Democratic; Republican; political party; partisan; nonpartisan; liberal establishment; fundraising; politics; electoral; activism; restricted convenant; property; deed; zoning; public; private; segregation; gentrification; affordable housing; homeless; communities of color; people of color; minority; Jewish; anti-Semitism; whiteness; white; Hispanic; Latin; Latino; Mexican; African; American; black; race; racism; ethnicity; capitalism; real estate; business; community; Downtown Austin Alliance; Austin Chamber of Commerce; Austin City Hall; Austin City Council; MonkeyWrench Books; Save Our Springs; SOS; Alliance; PODER; People Organized in Defense of the Earth and her Resources; East Austin; US Congress; Texas Legislature; Texas; Washington DC; District of Columbia; Maryland; Bethesda; Baltimore; Silver Spring; city; state; federal; government; suburbs; urban core; downtown; ward politics; single member; districts; at large; geographic; representation; ideology; framing; compromise; struggle; history; current events